Jan 25, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> vice president joe biden yesterday countered with that rare and prized thing, logic. >> just as you don't have an individual right to go out and buy an f-15 if you are a billionaire with ordinance on it, just like you don't have a right to go buy an m-1 tank, just like you don't have a right to buy an automatic weapon, those judgments have been made that there are no societial -- reasonable societial justification or constitutional justification for owning that. >> right now the vice president is in virginia attend aing round table discussion on gun violence with homeland security secretary janet napolitano, and health and human southwests secretary. as a reminder, a new poll by the washington post and abc news finds 53% of americans support the gun safety measures proposed by president obama, and nearly six in ten voters support an assault weapons ban, including 45% of gun owning households. joining us now from washington is a survivor of the virginia tech shooting and assistant director of federal legislation for the brady campaign, colin goddard. colin, it is always great to see you.
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
for hillary clinton in 2016? governor rendell? >> well, sure. if hillary runs, as much as i like joe biden, and i think joe has done a terrific job as vice president, you can't stand in the way of history. if hillary runs, she's going to be the nominee, and president obama is going to stump hard for her because really you do need the 12 years to shape all the policy direction that you wanted to achieve, so i think president obama is going to be very big advocate for hillary. >> that will be such poetic symmetry. >> well, hillary did a good job for him in the general. >> and, look, bill helped out a lot in the last race. i think that that is not lost on -- >> they don't disagree on very much. one of the interesting things they said is in 2008 they each had to stretch and reach to come up with something that they didn't -- >> there's one big area. anybody know? >> the individual mandate. >> the individual mandate. >> hillary and obama was against it. >> yeah. >> that was a stretch. declaring a state of emergency as deadly violence erupts across the country. we'll get a live update from cairo
Jan 24, 2013 9:00am PST
'm not going to quote joe biden, but that's a big deal. >> it tends to be from coastal places, whether it's silicon valley or corn gi melon, and they tend to flock to democratic leaning candidates and/or causes, so the question is in the amount of time that you have, which is not a lot of time, how do republicans attract those kinds of -- that kind of talent? >> it does require wrestling with some of the fundamental tenants of the party. you are looking at very superficial things. hang-outs on google. immigration reform was the -- was not a controversial issue within the republican party during the george w. bush years where you had vast -- they're not going to core issues about their view of government, of society, of the market, and i think that you see a great deal of desperation instead taking place. you look at what's happening in virginia and pennsylvania and michigan and the places where they're trying to change the rules in order to kind of hang on to some -- their presidential electoral hopes. >> alex, on this question of democracy, i was trying to think of this quote from bobby